Memo to Candidates for Deputies

I. MEMO TO POLITICAL PARTIES AND DEPUTY CANDIDATES

In order to nominate candidates for election in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, a political party must submit the following documents to the Central Election Commission at least seventy days before the election:

  • application for participation in elections signed by the party leader;
  • Reference of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan confirming the registration of the political party no later than four months before the announcement of the election campaign;
  • signature sheets.

In the regional, district and city (town) Kenghashes of People's Deputies, a political party shall submit the following documents to the respective provincial, district or city (town) electoral committee not later than seventy days prior to the election:

  • application for participation in the election, signed by the head of the relevant regional, district, city body of a political party;
  • certificate of registration of the political party no later than four months before the announcement of the election campaign.

II. CANDIDATES FOR DEPUTY

Candidates for deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis are registered by the Central Election Commission, while the registration of candidates to deputies of local Kengashes is carried out by the corresponding provincial, district and city (town) electoral committee.

A person registered as a candidate for deputy shall be issued a registration certificate.

Registration of candidates for deputy shall end thirty-five days before the election.

Within five days after the registration of candidates for deputy, the relevant election commission shall inform the candidate of the candidate's last name, first name, patronymic, date of birth, party affiliation, position (occupation), place of work and place of residence. declares without

All registered candidates have equal rights.

Candidates for deputy have the right to be free from meetings with voters, during the pre-election meetings, on television and radio, from their production or service duties, with the average salary at the expense of election funds.

Candidates for deputy may register within the constituency free of charge for all types of public transport (except for urban passenger transport, taxi and other types of transport). Candidate for residence outside the constituency shall have the right to free travel to the electoral district and return to their place of residence.

Travel and other expenses of the candidates for deputy shall be covered by the funds allocated for the conduct of elections.

A political party has the right to cancel its decision to nominate a particular candidate not later than fifteen days before the election, which may be deprived of his / her status by the respective election commission. A political party may submit a proposal to the relevant election commission to register a new candidate before the expiration of the term for nominating candidates for deputy.

Termination of political party activity shall deprive a candidate of the right to participate in the election from this party.

A candidate for deputy may resign at any time before the election. To do this, he / she should apply to the appropriate election commission.

III. Proxies of Candidates for Deputies

Candidate for deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan may have up to 10 authorized representatives, up to 5 candidates for the election to provincial and Tashkent city councils of people's deputies, up to 3 candidates for district and city councils of people's deputies.

Proxy may not be a member of election commission.

Travel expenses of proxies within the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be covered from the funds allocated for conducting the elections.

Candidate for deputy shall register his / her proxies upon registration at his / her own discretion and apply to the respective district election commission for their registration.

Authorized person's certificate shall be certified by signature and seal of the chairperson of the respective election commission.

A candidate for deputy may, at any time before the election, relinquish his authorized representative and substitute it with another. The Trustee has the right to resign at any time.

Proxies:

  • assist the candidate in the election campaign;
  • campaign for the election of a candidate for deputy;
  • represent the interests of the candidate in relations with state bodies and public associations, election commissions.
  • Authorized representative shall have the right to hold meetings with voters or together with other candidates or his / her proxies or to participate in meetings with voters established by another candidate.

During the pre-election campaign to the proxies:

  • combining campaign with free or privileged provision of voters with goods, services (excluding information services), as well as payment of money;
  • dissemination of false information, as well as information that undermines the honor and dignity of candidates;
  • to publish (public) the results of public opinion polls, election results forecasts, other election-related surveys, including on the Internet and on the Internet, before the election day and the day before the voting.
  • A proxy may not be allowed to campaign on election day or on election day.

IV. ELECTION AGITATION

Pre-election agitation is an activity carried out during the election campaign to encourage voters to vote for the candidate.

Pre-election agitation begins on the day following the last day of registration of candidates by the Central Election Commission, regional and city election commissions for the election to provincial, district and city Kengashes of People's Deputies and ends one day prior to voting.

 Candidates for deputy are given the right to propagandize their future activities program, political party program and pre-election platform. The propaganda should not be directed against the sovereignty, integrity and security of the state, shall not pose a threat to the health and spirituality of the people, do not promote war, national hatred, racial or religious hatred, call for violent change of the constitutional system.

Pre-election agitation:

dissemination of information on the program and (or) of the election platform of a political party, with the call to vote for its candidates;

distribution of information about the candidate for deputy and urging him to vote.

Pre-election agitation may be in the form of public discussions, debates, press conferences, citizens' meetings, interviews, media appearances (hereinafter referred to as the media) and postings.

Pre-election agitation:

Through the media, including television, radio, newspapers and magazines, information and telecommunication networks (including the worldwide Internet information network); publish and distribute printed, visual, audiovisual and other campaign materials (posters, leaflets and other materials); meetings with voters.

Other types, forms and methods of election agitation activities not prohibited by the Election Code may be used during the election campaign.

Political parties independently determine the essence, forms and methods of election agitation.

Agitation materials are as follows:

  • print, visual, audiovisual materials calling for a candidate to vote;
  • candidate posters, banners, leaflets;
  • Video and audio clips for voting in the media.

Information materials (posters) of the Central Election Commission, regional, district and city election commissions, respectively, about the autobiographical information of the candidates and their election programs shall not be considered as election campaign materials.

It is forbidden for voters to carry out election campaign free of charge or on preferential terms, as well as to pay for money, except for information services.

Dissemination of false information, as well as information that undermines the honor and dignity of candidates, is prohibited.

Campaigning on election day and the day before voting shall not be permitted.

The seizure of election campaign materials previously placed in buildings, facilities and other locations (two days before election day) is not mandatory on election day and the day before voting.

Candidates for the election funds will be allocated from the State budget for agitation. Candidates for deputy are prohibited from transferring (investing) money from other sources, delivering goods, performing works, rendering services, or otherwise providing financial support. Prior to the beginning of the election campaign, political parties may carry out explanations and agitation on their program and / or election platform at their own expense, including sponsorship, without calling (inviting) a political party or its candidates to vote.

During the election campaign, candidates and political parties have equal access to state media through the provision of the same amount of free airtime and print space.

Procedure, size and time of use of mass media for election agitation:

Elections to the Legislative Chamber deputies - by the Central Election Commission in consultation with the republican bodies of political parties allowed to participate in elections;

For election to provincial and Tashkent city councils of People's Deputies - by regional election commissions in consultation with the territorial bodies of political parties allowed to take part in the elections;

Elections for district and city kengashes of People's Deputies are determined by district and city election commissions in consultation with district and city bodies of political parties allowed to participate in elections.

Free airtime may be used by political parties and candidates for public debates, debates, press conferences, interviews, speeches, voter meetings, postings of candidates, and so on.

Materials to be placed on TV and radio channels as part of the election campaign shall be prepared by political parties, candidates nominated and their proxies jointly with the relevant TV and radio channels.

The airtime provided can be used for political debates and debate among the candidates, in coordination with political parties, if candidate candidates agree to participate in such events.

Candidates for deputy, their proxies, and political parties nominating candidates for deputy shall use the airtime and print space provided to them freely and at their own discretion.

In coordination with political parties, the types, forms and content of election agitation materials may be unified.

Free air time or print space provided to certain candidates and political parties may not be used by other candidates or political parties.

Candidates and political parties have the right to give up free airtime and print space.

As part of the free airtime and print space, during the campaign and in print, the media notes that they are election agitation materials.

During the pre-election agitation, the candidates and political party representatives appear in the media in accordance with the sequence of the political parties that nominated them.

Media may cover the candidate's industrial and service responsibilities during his or her election agitation, and this is not an election agitation event.

Media coverage of a political party's program and / or election platform in news programs and other information materials:

- to create equal conditions, including equal conditions and duration of the program;

they should ensure that materials are shared and transmitted together.

Candidates and political parties may also be provided with paid air time or print space in state and non-state media.

The airtime, payment terms and other media requirements for broadcast space (circulation, broadcast time, place, font, etc.) should be the same for all candidates and political parties.

Relationships with the allocation of paid airtime or print space are based on an agreement between the media and political parties.

The information provided by the media should be true, not violating the rights and lawful interests of the candidates and political parties. It is prohibited to divulge information that infringes the dignity and dignity of a candidate, as well as illegally collecting or distributing personal information about a candidate's personal or family secret without his or her consent.

Candidates for deputy have the right to demand from the editorial office the refusal on the information published in the media, which has discredited his honor and dignity or business reputation.

Candidates, whose rights and legitimate interests are violated as a result of publication, have the right to publish refusal or reply articles in the media.

Rejection in print media should be published in the next issue of the media on the page where the material that caused the response was posted.

Rejection in the broadcast media should be covered on the next program or releases.

Candidates for deputy have the right to file a lawsuit if the media refuses to publish a rejection, reply article or violates the deadline for publication.

Equal conditions are given to candidates and political parties for unimpeded production and distribution of printed, visual, audiovisual materials, phonograms, electronic versions of printed products and other election agitation materials. Materials of election agitation should be prepared on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Print, visual, audiovisual and other election agitation materials must have:

  • name, location (postal address) and other information about the legal person who has prepared the election agitation materials (surname, name and patronymic of the individual);
  • the name of the legal entity (last name, first name and patronymic of the individual) who ordered the election campaign materials;
  • information on the number of copies of the election agitation materials, date of issue.

Pre-election agitation materials may be hung on premises, buildings, and other facilities.

It is prohibited to place printed election agitation materials on statues, monuments, as well as in the premises of the election commission and in the voting premises.

External advertising tools (special screens, screens, billboards, spreadsheets, etc.) may be provided to candidates and political parties for placing election agitation materials free of charge.

The number of free external advertising tools shall be approved by the Central Election Commission, regional, district and city election commissions, respectively, based on proposals of local authorities.

Candidates for deputy and their proxies are provided with equal conditions for agitation by holding meetings with voters.

Meetings with voters are conducted by candidates and their proxies independently.

Candidates for deputy and their proxies have the right to conduct meetings with voters with other candidates or their proxies or to participate in meetings with voters organized by other candidates.

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